To celebrate Kanye West and Jay-Z’s tour and the release of their joint album, Watch The Throne, Nike Basketball and LeBron James designed the “Watch The Throne” Nike LeBron 9 in 2011..
Also designed and rarely viewed was a “Metallic Gold” Sample. Different from the OG Black pair (shown below), this sample simply just replaces its Black upper with Gold as a nod to the album cover.
While Nike is set to release the “Watch The Throne” LeBron 16 during All-Star Weekend, this LeBron 9 will remain a sample. Those with a heavy pocket can find sizes available through reseller sites like GOAT and Flight Club.